Thursday, February 15, 2007

Fatal Fire in Ramsgate

It's reported that a police and fire investigation is under way today to discover the cause of a house fire that claimed the life of a woman in Richmond Road, Ramsgate yesterday.

The victim was pronounced dead at the scene after a fire in the ground floor lounge

A man was led to safety by fire fighters from the second floor of the building.

The alarm was raised at 11.45pm by a passer-by who spotted flames coming from the property.


Anonymous said...

House fire deaths are so sad; often the cause is a cigarette falling out of fingers and setting fire to sofa as smoker sleeps on. If there is a saving grace in such circumstance it is that the poisonous fumes of smouldering sofa before conflagration begins has already killed the sleeper. May she rest in peace.

Anonymous said...

The fire engine attending the fire passed me about 23:55 in Cresent Road as I was coming home from work. The vehicle must have been about 180 metres from the scene of the fire when it could not pass because illegally parked cars blocking the road. I didn't hang around to witness avents but the illegally parked cars DID cause a unnecessary problem.

Anonymous said...

Ed, its me again anon 10:36am. Page 3 of the extra 23/02/07 makes interesting reading. One thing that was not mentioned, was that the Fire Engine had to sound its siren to gets residents to move their cars. At one point the fire engine was reversing down codrinton avenue.